Year 6 to 7 Transition at John Taylor High school

It is our aim that all students joining our school community feel confident about the many changes and new routines they will experience. We want to reassure you that we are keen to make the transition process as smooth as possible to ensure that the students feel safe, welcome, and supported.

Transition activities commence following the admission process and successfully securing a place at John Taylor High School. 

The Induction Process

It is our aim that by the time each of our Y6 pupils starts in September, they will feel fully prepared and excited about starting at John Taylor High School. There are numerous activities planned for the students and for parents.

4 Simple Steps

Step 1


Head of Year 7 visits partner primary schools to talk to Y6 pupils and answer questions. They will also collect information from Y6 teachers. The SENDCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) may also attend. Information from non- partner primary schools will be requested.

Step 2


1st, 2nd & 3rd July 2024

All pupils are invited to attend one day of preparation to get to know the school, staff and their tutor and teaching group.

Step 3


4th July 2024

An opportunity for parents/carers to reflect on the Induction Days, meet with key Lower School staff and ask last minute questions.

Step 4


September 2024 (Date TBC)

The transition process goes on beyond the start of the new school year, with Year 7 events such as Bonding Day and the Service of Welcome planned within the first half term. Also, parents/carers have the opportunity to meet with form tutors early on in the academic year. All transition and beyond activities are designed to ensure the students, parent/carers feel part of the John Taylor High School community. 

Following securing a place at John Taylor High School for September 2024, please send any queries to [email protected] from Mon 15th April 2024 onwards. 

We look forward to meeting you all very soon.

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Miss C Crutchley
Head of Lower School

Email: [email protected] 
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